Castle River 2 wind project was installed in Alberta, Canada It was in fact brought online in 2000 and is owned by TransAlta.
It is near Pincher Creek.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule need wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
A great destination for a project like Castle River 2 would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, with a minimum chances of abrupt effective bursts of wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine TransAlta like TransAlta involved if Castle River 2 was not built near local demand or transmission capaPincher Creek.
Before development, Castle River 2 was probably screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. However, Castle River 2 wind farm would have needed more than just meteorological data and measurements.
Site information around Pincher Creek is a major element in the development final decision Local winds are often examined for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps made before wind generators are installed.
The wind hits quicker at higher altitudes because of the reduced effect of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most dramatic at the surface and is impacted by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind limitations such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and it is more distinct near land and is altered by terrain, surface and obstructions.
Commonly, the rise of wind speeds with growing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the height of a turbine, then, enhances the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is scheduled between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing maximizes placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Castle River 2 are connected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric energy is improved in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and probably roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Castle River 2 wind farm
- Name: Castle River 2
- Wind turbine Supplier: Enercon, Model: E40 -600kW, Units: 10,
- Country: Canada
- Developer: TransAlta
- State: Alberta
- City: Pincher Creek
- Owner: TransAlta